Raksha Bandhan 2015: A Holy Thread signifies the pure love between brother and sister
29th August 2015 will be celebrated as the Raksha Bandhan. The holy thread of Rakhi symbolizes the belongings of affection, love and good wishes. Get all the necessary information regarding the Raksha Bandhan here and celebrate it in 2015 year.
Raksha Bandhan is also known as Rakhi festival commonly. It is the most awaited festival for the brother and sister. In brother and sister’s relation brother is supposed to be a strong part who guards his sister from all the evils and sister prays for her brothers’ long, happy and wealthy life. In this relation, sister finds a safe haven with her brother. This exclusive bond between the brothers and sisters is for the honour and celebration; it is accomplished on the day of Raksha Bandhan.
Rakhi in 2015 year will definitely make strong bond between brother and sister. So, celebrate this year Rakhi with great zeal.
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Rakhi festival brings close the brother and sister as well as their families; they enjoy this festival with happiness. Raksha Bandha word is the combination of two words which means ‘the bond of protection’. On the Rakhi day, sister ties the holy thread of Rakhi around the wrist of her brother and brother takes an oath to protect her throughout her life. Sister prays for her brother’s well- beings.
Rakhi comes in the Shravan maas on the Purnima day. In 2015 year, the Shubh Muhurat (good time) is from 13:37 to 21:11 to tie the rakhi thread. Apaharana time period will be good for performing rituals.
Why we celebrate Rakhi?
Rakhi thread symbolizes affection, care, gratitude and protection. Rakhi is considered as the protection symbol. A sister ties holy thread of Rakhi around the wrist of her brother. Sister expects that her brother will protect her from all the bad things and brother fulfil this wish of her. Like time has changed and Rakhi thread is also modified with new designs. Various types of Rakhis are available in the market.
Some popular Rakhi designs are:
Gold and Silver Rakhi: these are expensive Rakhi, currently it is in trend.
Metal Rakhi: it contains metal art effects.
Kids Rakhi: these rakhis are especially for kids, they include their favourite cartoon characters.
Mauli Rakhi: these Rakhis give the feeling of spirituality. It also embeds Rudraksh beeds.
Rakhi 2015: Legends associated
King Bali and Devi Lakshmi
The Bali earned special favour from Lord Vishnu due to his piousness. He called Lord Vishnu for help in his kingdom, Lord Vishnu went there but Goddess Lakshmi was upset with this departure and so she also went there in disguise. She tied Rakhi on Bali’s wrist and in return she asked that she wanted to be with her husband Lord Vishnu and came out in her real form. Bali gave her sister what she wanted.
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The king Porus and Alexander wife’s story is also popular where Alexander’s’ wife tied Rakhi on Porus’s hand and saved her husband’s life.
Rani Karmavati’s story is also popular where she sent Rakhi to Mughal emperor Himayu to save her dignity.
Raksha Bandhan 2015: Celebration Procedure
Sister buys unique rakhi for her brother and brother aims to buy best souvenir for his sister. Sister decorates her house, prepare sweets for her brother.
Sister prepares a puja thali with diya, kumkum, chaval, sweets and a beautiful Rakhi on this holy day. First she do puja, put tilak on her dear brother’s forehead, then offers him sweets. After all that she ties Rakhi on his right hand’s wrist. She prays for her dear brother’s well- being and flourishing life. Brother gladly do his part also, he gives her promise that he will always protect her from all evil times and also presents her a beautiful gift which brings smile on his lovely sister’s face. Every sibling waits for this festival and this Rakhi festival makes their bond stronger.
Some mantra is chanted by sister when she ties Rakhi on her brother wrist.
“Yeena Badho Bali Raja Daanavendro Mahabala.
Tena Twam Anubadhnaami Rakshe Maa Chala Ma Chala.”
And other one is
“Suraja Sakhan Chodia, Muli Chodia Beej,
Behan Ne Rakhi Baandhi, Bhai Tu Chir Jug Jee.”
Raksha Bandhan is celebrated across the India and in other countries also with some different names and slightly changed rituals but essence of festival remains same.
Celebrate this Rakhi festival in 2015 year; this is the perfect time to cherish all the childhood memories and create new one also.
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Category: Festival 2015
Created: Friday, March 20 2015
Author: Lokesh Jagirdar